I wanted a 2nd grade-ish friendly packet to use in with our Kansas City unit and couldn't find what envisioned...so I made one!
Cover: Students design with a mural of KC landmarks, people, history, etc as you go.
Page 1: Activate prior knowledge with a brainstorming page
Page 2: After learning about Native American history, students can design their own teepee, maybe including some of the information they have learned.
Page 3: Reading a timeline, stopping along the way to hear more about important events in KC History.
Page 4: Westward Expansion! After learning about the trails that run through KC...which would they choose? Students will write a travel journal entry including details from their difficult journey.
Page 5: Note-taking! Students will read/research about various famous Kansas Citians and take down notes.
Page 6: After learning about interesting KC places, students will sketch out a scrapbook page with captions.
Page 7: The City of Fountains--after viewing the KC fountains online and learning their meaning, students will become designers. They will design a new fountain and share about its relevance to KC.
Page 8: Summarize a few more things they learned (BBQ, Jazz, KC Sports, Traditions) and share what else they would like to learn more about.